Articles

Overview of our latest articles and short papers.

Understand and Restore Ecosystems

ETA Article for: World Environment Day – 5th June 2021

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Wave-Particle Duality

This article explains the nature of wave-particle duality and how its discovery fundamentally reshaped the way physicists think about the physical world.

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Under the Spotlight - short story

Short story written by Willow Schroeder inspired by the view out her apartment window in Colorado.

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ETA – filling the LEARNING GAP !

How can the Europe Tutorial Academy help fill the Learning-Gap that has been created by the COVID-19 crises?

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The relationship of TECHNOLOGY to LEARNING

The relationship of TECHNOLOGY to LEARNING: lessons to be learned from the COVID crisis.

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The Stern-Gerlach Experiment

This article explains how the Stern-Gerlach Experiment was canonical in providing evidence of angular momentum, particle spin and incompatible observables.

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The Ultraviolet Catastrophe and Blackbody Radiation

This article discusses how the discrepancy between classical prediction and experimental results gave rise to the concept of ‘‘The Ultraviolet Catastrophe’.

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The Quantum Jump

This article introduces three of the most important experimental discoveries that prompted the rise of quantum theory.

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Zeno's Paradox: a technical note

A mathematician's observations to be read in conjunction with the video Ian and Martin Conversations 02 (on the Philosophy & Critical Thinking course page).

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Employment skills in a world of rapid changes

What will the world of work look like and what skills will people need in the future?

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Exploring the Laboratory of the Mind

What are `thought experiments`? In this article, Martin Cohen draws on his previous works to consider a classic (and oft misunderstood) experiment of Galileo.

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What are the ingredients that make a Critical Thinker?

Renowned Critical Thinking author Martin Cohen summarises for us what it means to be a critical thinker

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Part II: The measurement of distances of the universe

The second of two articles examining how astronomers measure astronomical distances and explore some of their most important applications to cosmology.

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Part I: The measurement of distances of the universe

The first of two articles examining how astronomers measure astronomical distances and explore some of their most important applications to cosmology.

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Using mistakes to aid learning in mathematics

In this article we highlight techniques to help students learn from their mathematical mistakes and so improve their approach to solving mathematical problems.

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The Construction of Graham's Number

In this article we build Graham's number, which appeared in the 1980 Guinness Book of World Records as the largest number used in a formal mathematical proof.

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The Doomed Fly: a kinematic teaser

In this article we use a variety of analytical and graphical methods to determine the remaining lifespan of a doomed fly trapped between two moving walls.

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